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Guide to the Aaron Siskind photographs M2582
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This collection contains 362 photographic prints spanning Aaron Siskind's career from the 1930s until the 1980s, covering both his period of social documentation and his period of abstraction.
Aaron Siskind (1903-1991) was an American photographer from New York City. As part of the Film and Photo League, he produced several documentary photographs, most famously those of the Harlem Document (1937-40). After this period, his work took on a more abstract focus, and he became friends with abstract expressionists such as the painters Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, and Willem de Kooning. Siskind is perhaps best known for his way of taking the three-dimensional world and turning it into a two-dimensional space.
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